Poms and Lions of Judah inaugurate campaign year with “First Lady of Nails”

By Amy Zylberman
JFLV Director of Community Development 

If anyone knows about going “all hands in,” it’s Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. Her passion for polish and spirit for style helped her transition the dental-supply company she co-owned, Ondontorium Products Inc. to OPI Products, seizing the moment to break into the nail care market.

Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley is delighted to welcome Weiss-Fischmann to speak with our community of Lions of Judah and Pomegranate Society over Zoom for our “First Lady of Nails” event on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The evening will create an exciting opportunity to gather to kick off our “Here for Good” 2022 Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs. Fittingly, Weiss-Fischmann’s nail care products have been a catalyst for good. On building her empire, she’s said, “We wanted women everywhere to find nail color approachable, to have choices in a color that reflected their mood and style, and to feel more connected to the process.”

Sharing the virtual space with Weiss-Fischmann will enhance the spirit of togetherness in the Lehigh Valley. Event chair Laura Wax understands that deep need for connection.

“It’s so important, especially now when we all are keeping a distance, to still be able to join together, virtually, in order to stay connected to each other,” she shared.

Wax is working alongside Women’s Philanthropy President Beth Kushnick to ensure a fantastic evening. The event is open to and celebrates our community Pomegranates, women contributing $1,800 or more to the annual campaign, and our Lions of Judah, women contributing $5,000 or more to the annual campaign.

Wax shared something she holds dear in being part of this giving community, saying, “Being a member of a group of women with one common mission - the ability to actually improve the world around us through our tzedakah and chesed – is truly an honor.” She also remarked on Women’s Philanthropy’s “dedication to the continuity, connectivity and thriving future of our local community, Israel and the Jewish people.”

Those attending can look forward to a colorful evening of stories, lessons learned along the way, and what Jewish values mean to Weiss-Fischmann. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. 

Speaking to her many lacquer shades, Fischmann has shared, “It gives people a small but powerful tool to show the world who they are and who they want to be. Women who have found their voice and their personal style and sense of self are women who break barriers and change the world.”

Women’s Philanthropy is thrilled to be able to welcome such a trailblazing woman as our keynote speaker and recognize the esteemed, unique Pomegranates and Lions right here in the Lehigh Valley. Please join us! After all, this is your women’s philanthropy. To learn more or make a pledge, contact Jeri Zimmerman at jeri@jflv.org.